Students through Grade 12 are welcome to enroll in any class with “and up” in the grade designation.

Class times that are striked out are closed as of 10/2/17.

Program Offerings

Art | Music | Science and Nature | Special Interest | Health & Wellness | Drama

Program Dates for 2017-2018: October 14•21•28 | November 2•9•18
December 2•9•16 | January 6•13•20•27

Printable Version of the 2017-2018 program offerings.

THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF CLASSES REMAINING

Mail in registration is now closed. You can register on the first day of classes on October 14 by coming to Ames MHS Campus.

Art

KINDERCRAFTS
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70.- Material Fee: $10.
Myles - Rm.137
*Age: 3 (9:30-10:25) *Ages: 4, 5 & Grade K (10:30-11:25) (11:30-12:25)
Crafts galore! See your child’s creative side come alive as we experiment with a wide variety of materials. We will be making crafts that explore different seasons, holidays, and more. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination. Be amazed with what they can create.

CREATIVE HAPPENINGS
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $15.
Viola - Rm. 135
Grades: 1, 2 (9:30-10:25) (10:30-11:25) (11:30-12:25)
Some art, some crafts, all fun! Express your creativity with clay, paints, slime, seasonally themed projects and other surprises.

I CRAFT
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $30.
Wright - Rm. 129
Grades: 3-6 (9:30-10:25) (10:30-11:25) (11:30-12:25)
This class is designed to spark the imagination. Students will explore the world of crafts with paint, paper, wood, recycled materials and more.

DRAWING AND PAINTING
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $10.
Romeo - Rm. 117
Grades: 4, 5, 6 (10:30-11:25) (11:30-12:25)
Activities will aim at the development of visual awareness using cartooning, portraits, landscapes, figure drawing and more. Various drawing materials, including charcoal and pastels, will be used to explore drawing and painting techniques. Students will build a portfolio to keep at the end of the program.

SCULPTURE
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $20.
Diovanni - Rm. 115
Grades: 2, 3 (9:30-10:25) Grades: 4, 5 (10:30-11:25) Grades: 1, 2 (11:30-12:25)
Sculpture is not just clay. Enjoy a simple introduction to sculpture using a wide variety of materials. We will create pieces utilizing numerous types of clay, foamcore/styrofoam, paper mache, and other media. Please bring a smock to class.

CARTOONING
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $15.
Chow - Rm. 113
Grades: 4 and up (9:30-10:25) (11:30-12:25) Grades: 2, 3 (10:30-11:25)
Students will explore the limitless world of comic book heroes and cartoon characters as they learn to draw their favorites and create their own unique characters and stories. They will have the opportunity to explore many different styles of illustration, including Anime and Manga. Basic drawing techniques, such as shading and perspective, will be covered.

Health & Wellness

GOOD SPORTS
CLASS LIMIT=14 FEE: $70.
White - Small Gym
*Age: 4 (9:30-10:25) (11:30-12:25) *Age: 3 (10:30-11:25)
This course teaches the “fun-damentals” of sports. Activities are designed to enhance hand-eye and foot coordination. Classes are low in competition and high on fun! Sports include baseball, basketball, soccer and more. Clothing: sweat pants, t-shirts, socks and sneakers.

COME JOIN THE TEAM
CLASS LIMIT=14 FEE: $70.
Eriksen - Large Gym
Grades: K, 1 (9:30-10:25) (10:30-11:25) (11:30-12:25)
An exciting program for students to enhance their individual physical abilities, as well as participate in group activities. In addition to focusing on coordination, body control, footwork and running, we will emphasize cooperation and self-confidence. Come join the team! Learn new games and rules. Clothing: sweat pants, t-shirts, socks and sneakers.

YOGA
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. Material Fee: $15.
Ludwig - Rm. 111
Grades: 2, 3 (9:30-10:25) Grades: 1, 2 (10:30-11:25) Grades: 4, 5, 6 (11:30-12:25)
Experience the art of yoga and enjoy the benefits of enhanced flexibility, strength, and coordination. Improve concentration and self-esteem in a non-competitive environment. Students will learn poses using storytelling, music, games and guided imagery. Yoga mats will be supplied by Cultural Arts.

Science and Nature

SCIENCE MAGIC
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $15.
McAuley - Rm. 134
Grades: K, 1 (9:30-10:25) (10:30-11:25) (11:30-12:25)
For all you young scientists who want to learn about how our world works, we will explore animals, soil, volcanoes, mountains, states of matter, astronomy, and more! The activities are fun and hands-on. Come enjoy the exploration of our natural world. Smocks are required.

FUN WITH SCIENCE
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $15.
Kennelty-Cohen - Rm. 132
Grades: 2, 3 (9:30-10:25) (10:30-11:25) (11:30-12:25)
You are the scientist! Through hands on activities, we’ll learn about the creative scientific process. We’ll build catapults, make water wheels, split light, create a wave machine, concoct slime and so much more.

MARINE BIOLOGY
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $20.
Fortgang - Rm.136
Grades: 4, 5, 6 (9:30-10:25) (10:30-11:25) (11:30-12:25)
This class is an exciting hands-on study of marine ecosystems. Topics include invertebrates, fish, whales, sea turtles, ecology, and more! Be prepared to dissect and create models of many marine specimens.

Drama

DRAMA
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70.
V. Placa - Cafetorium
Grades: 4, 5, 6 (9:30-10:25)
This course will introduce students to acting techniques such as movement, pantomime, improvisation, reading for commercials, and more! This class will culminate in a group presentation.

FUTURE STARS
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70.
V. Placa - Cafetorium
Grades: 2, 3 (10:30-11:25)
Children will have fun and gain self-confidence in this basic introduction to acting class. The focus will be on creative dramatics and socialization using theatre games and exercises. The course will culminate in a group presentation.

Music

INTRODUCTION TO PIANO
CLASS LIMIT=6 FEE:$80. - Book Fee: $20.
Casto - Library
Grades: 2-5 (9:30-10:25) (10:30-11:25) (11:30-12:25)
Music is fun. Playing music is more fun. Children will be exposed to basic theory and note reading in an enjoyable group environment. A piano or keyboard is required for daily home practice. Keyboards for class use will be provided by Cultural Arts. This is a beginner class that may only be taken once.

LET'S GET MUSICAL
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE:$70. - Material Fee: $10.
Pizzicarola - Rm 139
*Ages: 4, 5 and Grade K (9:30-10:25) (10:30-11:25) *Age 3 (11:30-12:25)
Together, we will explore the world through music! You will make your very own instruments to play. We’ll sing songs and move and dance to the music. This class is all about fun and expressing creativity.

NEW! GUITAR HEROES
CLASS LIMIT=6 FEE: $80. - Material Fee: $5. N. Placa - Rm. 151
Grades: 3, 4 (9:30-10:25) (11:30-12:25) Grades 5 and up (10:30-11:25)
In this exciting introductory class for beginners, students will learn guitar fundamentals. They will be taught proper stance, how to read notes, etc. and will begin to play some popular songs. A 6-string acoustic guitar is required for class sessions and home practice.

Special Interest

STITCHERY
CLASS LIMIT=10 FEE $70. Material Fee: $15.
Romeo - Rm.117
Grades: 4 and up (9:30-10:25)
Learn the how-to of hand sewing and stitchery using items such as needles, fabrics, threads and notions. Students will learn basic stitches, sewing on buttons and decorative trim, plus decorative embroidery stitches to embellish their projects. We’ll start by making our own sewing bags which are used throughout the lessons and will be kept by the students at the end. Additional projects include a small pillow, hat, stuffed animal, and more.

SEW-N-SEW
CLASS LIMIT=10 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $25.
McDermott - Rm. 144
Grades: 5 and up (9:30-10:25)(10:30-11:25)
Are you creative but haven’t mastered a sewing machine yet? This class will teach you how to thread and use a sewing machine. Projects may include but are not limited to a drawstring bag, pillow, fleece hat and scarf, and stuffed animal. Sewing machines for class use will be provided by Cultural Arts.

SIMPLY QUILTING
CLASS LIMIT=8 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $25.
McDermott - Rm. 144
Grades: 6 and up (11:30-12:25)
If you are interested in learning the basics of quilting, this is the class for you. We will start with a simple piece pillowcase and then make a small quilt from start to finish. Additional projects will be added if time allows.

CREATIVE CHEFS
CLASS LIMIT=9 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $30.
Joseph-McKay - Rm. 116
Grades: 1, 2 (9:30-10:25) Grades: K, 1 (10:30-11:25) Grades: 2, 3 (11:30-12:25)
Learn kitchen basics and how to make easy meals and snacks through no-heat cooking. Each child will receive a chef’s hat and apron. By the conclusion of the program, they will also have a cookbook filled with yummy treats for the whole family to enjoy. Parents, before deciding on this class, please consider any food allergies your child may have - ingredients used may cause allergic reactions in some children.

MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $40.
Battaglia - Rm. 124
Grades: 2, 3, 4 (9:30-10:25) (11:30-12:25) Grades 5 and up (10:30-11:25)
Learn simple but stunning tricks and puzzles using cards, coins, and more. With a little bit of practice, you will have everyone asking “How did you do that?” But, of course, you will never tell since you will take an Oath of Secrecy before we begin!

LEGO LEARNING
CLASS LIMIT=12 FEE: $70. Material Fee: $20.
Poplawski - Rm.112
Grades: 2, 3, 4 (9:30-10:25) (10:30-11:25) (11:30-12:25)
Building and learning with LEGO bricks has been a fun and enriching family experience for generations. Now your child can enjoy the LEGO experience on a whole new level. Classes are built around the fun of themed “speed building” with a classmate. Students will also play LEGO games, create their own mini-figure, and learn LEGO building techniques and ideas. This is not a robotics course.

GOT GAME?
CLASS LIMIT=16 FEE: $70. - Material Fee: $5.
Placa - Cafetorium
Grades: 5 & up (11:30-12:25)
This is an interactive game show class. Students are active participants in popular game shows. Themes include Minute to Win It, Family Feud, Pictionary, Jeopardy (complete with wireless buzzers) and more! Class members learn the importance of teamwork as well as good sportsmanship in a safe and fun environment.

PLEASE NOTE: Age/Grade Requirements for all courses MUST BE MET BY THE FIRST DAY OF THE CLASSES.
*All Classes For 3-5 Years Old Must Show Birth Certificate To Register -Child must be toilet trained

 


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